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Caldwell JAM to Perform at Arts Day in Raleigh

The Caldwell Arts Council is pleased to announce that several Caldwell JAM students will be performing and representing our county in front of our state legislators at Arts Day on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Raleigh. About Arts Day: Arts Day is the annual North Carolina Legislative event that Full Story

 
Art in the Park Opens in Blowing Rock

Now in its second half-century, Blowing Rock’s Art in the Park, a monthly May through October Saturday event, showcases craftspeople and artisans from all over the Southeast. More than 35,000 people will attend the shows this year, choosing from handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, Full Story

 
WHS Students Take 1st place in the Ford/AAA Student Competition

Watauga High School students Nick Caudill and Ryan Austin took 1st place in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills state competition at the Charlotte Motor Speedway May 1st. In addition to receiving free tools from the Snap-on tool company, each student was offered $40,000 in scholarships Full Story

 
Rare azaleas in bloom on Grandfather Mountain

The stunning and rare pink-shell azalea is now in bloom on Grandfather Mountain, offering visitors unparalleled access to the shrub native to only a few western North Carolina counties. The delicate pink blossoms typically appear in late April or early May, arriving even before leaves appear on the hardy branches. Full Story

 
Adrienne Stumb is WATA's Teacher of the Month

Boone's heritage radio station AM-1450 WATA and Clark Tire New Market Center are proud to present the Teacher of the Month award to Bethel School's Adrienne Stumb.

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F.A.R.M. Cafe Set to Celebrate, Start Year 3

F.A.R.M. Cafe at 617 West King Street in Boone will begin its third year of “feeding all regardless of means” with a celebration at the Cafe on Saturday May 3 from 11 AM until 2 PM.   The celebration will feature a special menu, live music, a raffle for the F.A.R.M. Cafe Garden Spot, and recognition Full Story

 
Sing-Along Master Class Comes With Graduation

Join Will and Ann Schmid for a Singalong Master Class on Saturday, May 10, and rediscover the importance of singing in our lives, communities, schools and churches. As president of NAfME (MENC, '94-96), Will created the original "Get America Singing . . . Again!" campaign which involved Pete Seeger Full Story

 
Justin's Jog Gaining Speed

We are going to hold a 5K run/walk/jog for Justin. As many of you know, Justin has been fighting cancer and its MANY complications for the past 3 years. Currently, he is very ill with Norovirus but when he is well and gets some strength back, he will be needing 2 transplants (another Full Story

 
Agricultural Coop Handed Off to WAMY

High Country Community Supported Agriculture, a multi-farm cooperative food-system project linking consumers to locally grown organic produce, has moved to a new home. After founding the project and supplying years of volunteer labor and management, Valle Crucis-based Maverick Farms Full Story

 
Boone PD Detective focus of INSP TV feature

Boone Police detective has been featured on national television for her perseverance, faith, and hope in the face of the harrowing situations and heartbreak she often faces on the job.

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Local Leaders Inspired to Improve Quality of Life for Area Residents

Building on the momentum of a recovering economy was the focus of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation's Community Leaders Council (CLC) session this week featuring economist Dr. Harry Davis, CEO Doug Johnson, and Joe Furman,

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Mobility program to be offered monthly for the elderly

To help older adults learn how to prevent falls, Appalachian State University’s BlueShield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services will begin offering free monthly CHAMP screenings at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center April through November.

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Hospitality House and Western Youth Network Team Up to Run for a Brighter Community

On Memorial Day, May 26th, 2014, Hospitality House and Western Youth Network (WYN) will be teaming up to host a 5K Color Run/Walk to raise funds, awareness, and support for families and youth in our community. Full Story

 
Merlefest's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Announces Finalists

Finalists have been selected for the annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, hosted by MerleFest 2014. Now in its 22nd year, the contest is an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring writers to have their original songs heard and judged by a panel of music industry professionals,

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Registration open for Girls on the Run 5K

Registration is open for the ZAP Fitness Girls on the Run 5K to be held May 3 at 10:30 a.m. The non-competitive run will begin at Appalachian State University’s Kidd Brewer Stadium and follow a mostly flat course through campus.

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CCC&TI Announces Summer and Fall Semester Registration for New Students

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will begin registering new students for the Summer 2014 semester on April 10 on both the Caldwell and Watauga Campuses. Final registration for summer will be held on Tuesday, May 13. Summer classes begin on Thursday, May 15.

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Pre-kindergarten Applications Available April 7

Applications for pre-kindergarten classes in the Watauga County Schools will be available beginning April 7. The classes are part of the state’s NC Pre-K program and are open to four year olds that meet state eligibility requirements.

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CCC&TI Instructor Travels to Haiti During Spring Break

CCC&TI English Instructor Nancy Posey recently traveled with relief organization Healing Hands International to an area near Port-au-Prince, Haiti where she worked with local teachers. Full Story

 
Freda Nicholson reflects on Hound Ears Club 50th anniversary

Freda Nicholson knows a lot about firsts. She was the first president and CEO of Discovery Place, one of Charlotte’s top museums. As a result, she was also one of the first women to helm a major metropolitan museum in the U.S. Full Story

 
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